PALMDALE – Employees and customers at Lockheed Federal Credit Union were evacuated Tuesday afternoon after the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station received a call about a suspicious package in front of the building, authorities said.
The suspicious package, which had the Lockheed address written on it, was reported around 1 p.m. at 1011 Lockheed Way #12, according to Palmdale Station Watch Commander Lt. Ken Wright.
Wright said the Sheriff’s Arson/ Explosives Unit was called in to examine the package.
The package was X-rayed and found to contain Lockheed manuals and minor electrical parts, Wright said.
“It didn’t look like anything made to be a bomb or even look like a bomb,” he said. “It’s almost like maybe somebody who worked there found some extra parts at home and thought ‘these belong to Lockheed. I need to return them.’”
The area was cordoned off as the incident was investigated. The credit union was shut down for about one hour, Wright said.